Hi, my name is Dorothy...as my profile says and right now I am 18 weeks 2 days pregnant with my third child. The only thing is, this is the first one that has survived this long. When I was 16 years old, I got pregnant with my first boyfriend and at about 3 weeks gestation, miscarried. It wasn't as painful, because I wasn't too far along, but I was in pain. Then last year, I got pregnant with my ex on October 12th 2009 and on the day of my 8th week, I miscarried. I was alone in the bathroom bent over in pain. It was undescribable. I didn't cry, not till after it happened. It was blood and pain and nothing else was really going through my mind. After I knew I had pushed the baby out...I finished up and got off the toilet. When I turned around and looked in to check out what had happened...there he/she was. My baby laid there in the fetal position...in the amniotic sac. A lil white thing...lifeless. That was when I began to cry.
That was the night I was rushed by my friend to the hospital to get checked out. It was true that I had a miscarriage. Painful in more then just one way as well. So, being pregnant today makes me very happy! :) When I was 16 weeks 4 days pregnant, I was up at 12am throwing up. It got very painful to the point I could not talk or breath properly. My fiance called 911 and told them what was going on and the EMS came to our home and checked me out. They took me to the hospital and once test after test was done, they came to a conclusion. I had gall bladder sludge and a viral infection - both coinside with each other. I have now been sick for two weeks and recently got put on Diclection - on of the BEST things that a pregnant woman could ever take for nausea! I was worried about my baby's heartbeat, but sure enough, everything was fine.
When I was in the hospital, I got an ultrasound done and the technician had asked if I wanted to know the gender of my baby and of course, I said yes! Now, before she started anything, she told me that she would only tell me if she was sure and to be honest, I was in doubt that she would find anything that early! So as the ultrasound continued, I fell asleep and at the end she woke me up and told me the results. The baby's heartbeat was still beating strong and everything was growing appropriately. Then at the end she said, "Congratulations, you're having a lil girl!" Well, that made my whole day, despite the fact I was in the hospital for 13 hours previously!
I got discharged at 1pm and waited till 3pm for my mother to come pick me up, as she and my father live more then an hour away from me now. I showed her the picture that the technician had given me and my mom started to cry. She is happy that everything is going good for us - minus the sickness part. It's hard having this pregnancy practically in bed every day and up every night.  I have to be very careful what I eat and I cannot eat after 4pm. Throughout this pregnancy, I have lost 11lbs from being sick and probably more since then. But it's not hurting my baby, which is good. She apparently is taking in all the fat that I've lost...which I'm glad about! I hope she's a good size - 5-7lbs !
May 28th, 2011 is the due date of this beautiful lil girl! We have decided to name her Jordyn May - Louise. Jordyn is a name we both liked, May is my grandmothers middle name and Louise is my middle name, along with my mothers and one of my great grandmothers first name is Louise! So we put all of them together to make up something we loved! The greatest thing I've gone through with this pregnancy, is feeling my baby girl kick! It feels amazing, yet weird at the same time. I don't know, it's just amazing!! :D
I just thought that I'd put this Blog up to keep myself busy while I watch my movie. It's something I have to do, or I'm going to go insane! :)
Well, I'll keep everyone updated with this pregnancy!

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